Day in history for January 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The first number of the German paper appeared this morning. It is a fine looking sheet, well printed, with new type and ably edited.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The ferry is still running.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-five new cases of scarlet fever were reported in Moline during the week, bringing the total to almost a hundred cases. Only seven cases have been reported in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The last open house campaign for new members will be held tonight in the Moose Lodge Hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twin girls formerly of Rock Island will sing at festivities inaugurating President Eisenhower. They are Linda Lee and Sandra Sue Leland, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Naef, 2418 Tunlaw Rd., Washington, D.C. The twins will appear in six television programs publicizing the inaugural parade and other activities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A minimum sale price of $110,000 was set for vacant West Campus Tuesday by Rock Island-Milan Board of Education members, who also accepted a bid for an empty elementary school. The board unanimously accepted a $40,000 bid, the only one offered in an auction Jan. 9, for Lincoln School, 6th Avenue and 22nd Street, Rock Island. No auction date has been set for West Campus, a former ninth-grade center at 9th Street and 13th Avenue.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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